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Thursday's Coyotes Tracks - bye bye Vrbie

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Radim Vrbata heading north and Mikhail Grabovski going to the Islanders were the top stories for day two of the frenzy.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes expected Thomas Greiss to depart --
The Coyotes expected backup goalie Thomas Greiss to sign elsewhere once he became an unrestricted free agent Tuesday

Canucks Reportedly Sign Radim Vrbata - Nucks Misconduct
2 years, $10 million. There will be eggs thrown I'm sure!

Coyotes explain why they let Vrbata walk | ProHockeyTalk
They didn't want to hand him a no-move/no-trade clause.

Vancouver pries Vrbata from Coyotes with 2-year, $10 million deal | FOX Sports on MSN
Remember this when you see Radim Vrbata in a Vancouver Canucks jersey next season: It didn't have to be this way.

Sundogs News

10 days in dumpster = 300 season tickets sold for Sundogs - Prescott Valley Tribune - Prescott Valley, Arizona
Temperatures reached into the 90s during the 10 days Arizona Sundogs General Manger Chris Presson and owner Brad Fain lived inside a buried dumpster.

News From Around the Hockey World

Western Conference's top teams loading up on firepower | FOX Sports on MSN
Competition only gets tougher in West as elite teams load up on high-priced, high-powered acquisitions.

30 teams, 30 grades through two days of free agency | Post-to-Post
Well I mean...It could be worse than a C-....

Steve Downie signed by Pittsburgh Penguins, reunited with Tocchet | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
On Wednesday, the two were reunited with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as Downie signed a 1-year, $1-million deal as an unrestricted free agent.

Quality of Jokinen deal hinges on whether or not Predators make more moves - On the Forecheck
Jokinen won't light up the opposition, but could be a nice addition if the Predators aren't done for the offseason.

Sharks sign John Scott because they hate you - Fear The Fin
The San Jose Sharks signed face-puncher John Scott on Wednesday afternoon because everything is terrible forever.

Sharks acquire Tye McGinn from Flyers for third-rounder - Fear The Fin
Left wing is the younger brother of ex-Shark Jamie McGinn.

New York Islanders Sign Nikolai Kulemin, Mikhail Grabovski to 4-Year Free Agent Contracts - Lighthouse Hockey
The New York Islanders have signed forwards Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski to four-year contracts, for a reported $16.75 million and $20 million, respectively.

Jets sign goalie Hutchinson for two more years — Pavelec’s backup next season? | ProHockeyTalk
Heck, maybe Pavelec will be Hutchinson's backup.

Hurricanes hire Don Waddell as new team president | ProHockeyTalk
He was the Atlanta Thrashers' general manager for most of their existence.

Rick Jeanneret diagnosed with throat cancer - Die By The Blade
You can send him your well wishes through email.

Moore attends Bertuzzi civil trial for first time in eight years | ProHockeyTalk
"This case is about Steve's life and him being here shows just how important this case is to him."

The Final Howl

2020-21: The NHL of the Future -- The Hockey Writers
What will the NHL look like in 2020-21?